Private equity focuses on providing advice on Management Buy Ins (MBIs), Management Buy Outs (MBOs) and Leveraged Buy Outs (LBOs), providing advice on fundraising and assistance with negotiations. This sector’s primary concern is increasing the value and improving the performance of existing assets.
Fund providers know that valuations are subject to stringent guidelines and that an independent review by a co-ordinated audit and legal team is now a pre-requisite. Couple this with the fact that private equity houses rely on the global investment community, a group of individuals for whom tax considerations are paramount, and you get some idea of how important accountants are in this equation. Indeed, investors will remain elusive until they have evaluated a range of factors:
- The house's track record
- The credibility of the team
- Their Industry experience and ability to add value
- The way tax structures match their complex, individual needs
- The clarity and substance of key messages presented
Debt-raising and restructuring advice
Companies looking to raise new debt capital or refine existing facilities usually have established relationships in the banking, leasing and capital markets. The key issue for companies is not finding advice on raising money (there are plenty of lenders offering advice on their own products) but getting independent advice. They need to be made aware of the full range of options and how to create financing structures which meet their strategic and operational objectives.
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